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We¿ve all heard of the MLB All-Century Team, where the fans voted on the greatest all-time player at each position. But anyone can slot Ted Williams and Willie Mays into a lineup and have a pretty good chance of winning. What if you had to do something really challenging, like pick an All-Star to represent each team over the annals of time? We at FOXSports.com attempted to do just that, digging into the history books over the 68 All-Star Games that have been played before this week¿s extravaganza at Chicago¿s Comiskey Park. Here¿s the rub: The careers which got the players to the All-Star Games don¿t count ¿ only their performances in the Midsummer Classics do. You may agree or disagree with some of the choices (Steve Garvey over Tony Gwynn? Johnny Callison over Mike Schmidt?), but they¿re our picks and we¿re sticking with them:

ANAHEIM ANGELS

The Angels¿ top performance came in the 1983 All-Star Game, when outfielder Fred Lynn ¿ starting in the game and batting third ¿ clubbed a grand slam off of the Giants¿ Atlee Hammaker. It was Lynn¿s only hit in three at-bats in the contest, but it was enough to earn him MVP honors as the AL steamrolled the NL, 13-3. Honorable Mention: In 1962, outfielder Leon Wagner was three-for-four with two RBI and a run scored in the second All-Star game of that season, a 9-4 AL win at Chicago¿s Wrigley Field.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Standing in at 6¿10¿ with greasy, gangly hair and a 100-mph fastball cocked and ready to go, there¿s no one to better represent the young franchise than . The Big Unit has appeared in three All-Star Games for Arizona, including two starts, and still has yet to allow a run (4.0 innings, 2 hits, 5 Ks). subbed for the injured Johnson as the NL¿s starting pitcher in the 2002 game and got similar results, allowing no runs and a hit over two innings while fanning three. Honorable Mentions: Devon White, who went 3-for-3 with a run scored as the D-Backs¿ first-ever All-Star in 1998. ¿ , who went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the 2002 game.

ATLANTA BRAVES

You can¿t make much more of your limited opportunities than outfielder Max West, who represented the in 1940 -- back when they called Boston home. West hit a three-run homer off of Red Ruffing in his first All-Star Game at-bat, providing all of the firepower the NL would need in a 4-0 win. It¿d be the only time West would appear in an All-Star Game. He was injured in the second inning of that game and had to leave, and the .254 career hitter never made it back to the midsummer classic. For the Atlanta generation, we¿ll go with the more standard choice of Hank Aaron. Baseball¿s all-time home run king cracked a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the 1972 game to give the NL a 2-1 lead in Atlanta, and broke up a 1-1 tie in the third inning of the 1973 game with a run-scoring single. Honorable mentions: had a great at-bat as a 9th inning pinch-hitter in the 1994 All-Star Game, tying the game when he cracked a homer. ¿ In shades of Max West, homered in his first All-Star at-bat in 1997.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Was there a more memorable All-Star moment than Cal Ripken, Jr.¿s final midsummer game, in 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle? The game revolved entirely around Ripken, with insisting that Ripken play short and the Seattle fans giving the Iron Man a deafening standing ovation that took several minutes when he stepped to the plate in the third inning. As if it was scripted in a Hollywood movie, Ripken cracked the first pitch he saw from over the wall in left field ¿ whether or not Park was goaded into grooving a belt-high fastball, we may never know. Ripken also made his impact in previous All-Star Games: he hit a three-run homer off of Dennis Martinez in the 1991 game to extend the AL¿s winning streak to three, and played six innings in the 1996 game with a broken nose (the ¿s had accidentally bumped into Ripken). Honorable Mentions: Billy O¿Dell threw three innings of perfect ball in the ¿58 game to shut down the NL. ¿ Brooks Robinson was named the MVP of the NL¿s 2-1 loss in 1966 after raking out three hits, including a triple. Robinson also homered in the ¿67 game. ¿ Steve Stone threw three perfect innings in the 1980 game at Dodger Stadium. ¿ was the MVP of the 1998 game at Coors Field, cracking a homer and turning in excellent defensive play.

BOSTON RED SOX

You scan the lists of record leaders in the All-Star Game, and there¿s no way you can select anyone other than Ted Williams as Boston¿s all-time representative ¿ pressed for an All-Time All-Star encompassing all teams, Teddy Ballgame certainly stands just as good a chance as anyone. Here¿s all you need to know about Williams¿ mid-summer dominance: after his game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning at Washington¿s Briggs Stadium in 1941, Williams was hugged and kissed by manager Del Baker in the home clubhouse. After a 4-for-4 showing with two homers and five RBI in the 1946 game and two more homers in the ¿56 contest, Williams finished up having hit .304 with four homers, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored over his All-Star Game career. He also made a spectacular catch in the 1949 game at Ebbets Field to rob Brooklyn¿s Don Newcombe, a play still regarded as one of the finest in All-Star history. Honorable Mentions: There¿s no shame in coming in second to the Splendid Splinter. Our nominees ¿ Bobby Doerr, whose three-run homer in the 1943 game helped the AL to a 5-3 win ¿ , for throwing three perfect innings and notching a win in the ¿86 game at the Astrodome ¿ , who blew away the first four batters to face him in the 1999 game at Fenway Park ¿ lastingly remembered as the Williams celebration ¿ and picked up an MVP award in the process.

CHICAGO CUBS

This one comes down to a draw between two very different players of two very different generations. First baseman Phil Cavaretta set an All-Star Game record in the 1944 game by reaching base five times, collecting a triple, a single and three walks in the NL¿s 7-1 win. On the other end of the time gap, Lee Smith displayed nerves of steel by pitching three shutout frames against the AL in the 1987 sudden death, extra-inning affair, which was eventually won in the 13th by Tim Raines. Honorable mentions: Slugger Hank Sauer homered onto the roof of Philadelphia¿s old Shibe Park in 1952, a two-run shot off of Cleveland¿s Bob Lemon that helped the NL to a 3-2 win ¿ Ferguson Jenkins struck out six batters over three innings in 1967 ¿ Rick Sutcliffe threw two shutout innings in that marathon scoreless ¿87 game.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

The Pale Hose were represented well in the first three All-Star Games by outfielder Al Simmons, who was the game¿s top hitter, raking NL pitching to the tune of a .462 average (6-for-13). Simmons was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in the 1934 9-7 AL win, and went 2-for-4 in the 1935 game at Cleveland¿s Municipal Stadium. Honorable mentions: Minnie Minoso made a spectacular running grab to end the 1957 All-Star Game ¿ tied an All-Star record with two doubles in the 2002 game.

CINCINNATI REDS

No doubt, the most memorable All-Star Game moment involving a player (or possibly any player) came in 1970, when Pete Rose bowled over the ¿ Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the twelfth inning. It¿s an image that¿s indelibly marked in all of our minds, a fine example of the grit and determination that Charlie Hustle embodied ¿ even in an exhibition, there was no keeping Rose from achieving his goal of scoring. That being said, we¿re not picking Rose as our all-time Redlegs All-Star. That award is being handed to second baseman Joe Morgan, who laced a game-winning single for the NL in the tenth inning of the 1972 game at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, wrapping up MVP honors for the game. Five years later, Morgan once again starred on baseball¿s center stage, homering off of Jim Palmer in the first inning of the 1977 game at Yankee Stadium to lead the NL to a 7-5 victory in the House that Ruth Built. Honorable Mentions: Double no-hit man Johnny Vander Meer, who threw three shutout innings in 1938 to lead the NL to a 4-1 win ¿ Tony Perez, who slugged a game-winning homer off of Catfish Hunter in the 15th inning of the 1967 game ¿ Ken Griffey Sr. , who singled and homered in 1980¿s 4-2 NL win at Dodger Stadium ¿ Dave Concepcion, for his two-run homer in the ¿82 game ¿ Cincinnati¿s die-hard fans, who stuffed the ballot boxes in 1957 to get hometown favorites Gus Bell and Wally Post into the NL¿s outfield over choices like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays (baseball later nixed Bell and Post from the squad).

CLEVELAND INDIANS

Bob Feller single-handedly saved the AL¿s lead in the 1939 game at Yankee Stadium, back in the days when beating the NL was a life-or-death proposition for the players in the game. When the NL loaded the bases in the sixth and was sniffing at the AL¿s 3-1 advantage, Feller fearlessly came out of the bullpen and forced the ¿ Arky Vaughan to bounce into a double play. The rocket-firing righty would close out the game for the AL, firing the last three innings without incident to give the AL their sixth win in eight All-Star Games. Sandy Alomar, Jr. deserves a nod for his efforts in the 1997 contest in front of the Tribe¿s home crowd at Jacobs Field. Alomar slugged the deciding two-run homer off of in the seventh inning, earning him MVP honors ¿ the first player to win the award in front of his own fans. Honorable Mentions: Hall-of-Famer Earl Averill had a double, triple and three RBI in the ¿34 game at the Polo Grounds ¿ Larry Doby became the AL¿s first black All-Star in 1949 and tied up the ¿54 game with a ninth inning homer ¿ tied up the 2002 game at Miller Park with an RBI triple in the eighth off the ¿ .

COLORADO ROCKIES

Outfielder Dante Bichette was the first player to get a hit in the All-Star Game, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the NL¿s 6-0 win in 1996, and represented the team in three midsummer classics. did the uniform well with a 1-for-2 showing, a run scored and an RBI in last year¿s game, so we¿ll give the Blake Street Bombers a co-award.

DETROIT TIGERS

Second baseman Lou Whitaker, a five-time All-Star, made Dwight Gooden¿s 1986 All-Star Game start a miserable one. Whitaker cracked a two-run homer off of the Doc to lead the AL to a 3-2 win at the Astrodome in Houston, earning him our nod for the ¿ all-time All-Star. Honorable Mentions: Rocky Colavito hit a three-run shot in the 1962 game to put the AL¿s win on ice, extending its lead to 7-1 ¿ Denny McLain threw three perfect innings in the AL¿s 1966 loss ¿ Mark ¿The Bird¿ Fidrych started the 1976 All-Star Game as a rookie, but was rocked by the NL.

FLORIDA MARLINS

was the first-ever All-Star, representing the team in the 1993 game at Camden Yards, but it was who notched the club¿s first All-Star Game MVP award. Conine¿s home run off of in the eighth inning of the 1995 game at The Ballpark in Arlington lifted the NL to a 3-2 victory.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The have a rich All-Star Game history, to be sure, but we¿ll attempt to narrow down the list of the team¿s great achievements to just a pair. Speedster Maury Wills made his impact felt on the Midsummer Classic in 1962, earning the first-ever MVP award thanks to a pinch-hit single, a stolen base and two runs scored. Wills also starred in the ¿66 game, rescuing fans from 105-degree heat at Busch Stadium by singling home Tim McCarver in the bottom of the 10th inning. The other half of our tandem consists of the first baseman Steve Garvey, who also appears on our list. Garvey was the MVP of both the 1974 and 1978 All-Star Games, despite not even being listed on the ballot for the ¿74 contest. In the 1978 game at San Diego¿s Jack Murphy Stadium, Garvey singled in the third inning to score the tying run and later tripled in the NL¿s go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Honorable Mentions: Many. Leo Durocher legged out four bases on a bunt in the ¿38 game when the AL threw the ball around ¿ Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella became the NL¿s first black All-Stars in 1949 ¿ Don Drysdale threw three hitless innings and notched four Ks in the first All-Star Game of 1959 ¿ Bob Welch threw three shutout innings in ¿80 ¿ Fernando Valenzuela threw two shutout innings in ¿84, including striking out the side in the fourth, and fanned five consecutive batters in the ¿86 game ¿ was the star of the 1996 game at Veterans Stadium, belting a double and a homer to be named the game¿s MVP.

HOUSTON ASTROS

It¿s a tough call, but we give this one to righthander Mike Scott, who was as dominant as any pitcher of the mid-1980s (scuffer or no scuffer) and fired two shutout innings to open the ¿87 game, setting the tone for an NL shutout. Fireballer J.R. Richard comes in a close second, having thrown two perfect innings to open the ¿80 game at Dodger Stadium, a 4-2 NL win. Honorable mentions: , who cracked a two-out, two-run single off Seattle¿s in the ill-fated 2002 game. Berkman¿s hit rallied the NL to a 7-6 advantage, which of course they¿d relinquish. ¿ homered in the 1995 game, a 3-2 NL win.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

Think about this for a moment: it¿s certainly arguable that Bo Jackson was one of the greatest all-around athletes ever to compete in any sport, and as we all remember, Jackson excelled at two until an injury suffered in the NFL cut his career short. His physical excellence was prominently on display in the 1989 All-Star Game in Anaheim, where Jackson led off the game with a 448-foot home run off of the ¿ Rick Reuschel. He later stole a base and made a great play on defense, racing into the gap in left-center field to flag down a Pedro Guerrero line drive in the first inning, but after the game, it was Jackson¿s deep drive that had left them talking. ¿It sounded like he hit a golf ball,¿ a stunned Tommy Lasorda was quoted as saying. Honorable Mentions: Frank White¿s pinch-hit homer in the 1986 game off of Mike Scott gave the AL some much-needed insurance, which they actually needed when the NL rallied in the ninth inning, leaving the tying and winning runs on base ¿ Bret Saberhagen threw three shutout innings as the starting pitcher of the ¿87 game, and was the winning pitcher in the ¿90 game at Wrigley Field.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

The do not have an illustrious history in the All-Star Game. Despite the fact that multiple players represented the club in multiple seasons ¿ Cecil Cooper, five times; Paul Molitor, five times; Ben Oglivie, three times; Robin Yount, three times ¿ the only extra-base hit in an All-Star contest belongs to , who doubled in 1999. Honorable Mention: Teddy Higuera, who allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two over three innings in 1986.

MINNESOTA TWINS

Up until his recent legal troubles, Hall-of-Fame outfielder Kirby Puckett was Minnesota¿s undisputed favorite son, and he also had the greatest impact of any Twin in the All-Star Game. Puckett, a ten-time All-Star, was named the MVP of the 1993 game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, shining at the plate as he cracked a solo homer in the second inning and an RBI double in a three-run American League fifth inning. Honorable Mentions: Rod Carew set an All-Star Game record in the 1978 game with a pair of triples ¿ Frank Viola retired all six batters he faced in his 1988 start for the AL, setting the tone for a 2-1 victory ¿ made one of the most stunning plays in All-Star history in last year¿s game, scaling the outfield wall at Milwaukee¿s Miller Park to take a first-inning homer away from .

MONTREAL EXPOS

As the all-time All-Star for Les de Montreal, our choice goes to the newly minted Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Carter scored two MVP awards in the Midsummer Classic (1981, 1984) and was the fifth player ever to slug two homers in one All-Star Game, victimizing Ken Forsch and Ron Davis in the 1981 contest at Cleveland¿s Municipal Stadium. Carter also had an RBI single in the 1982 game in front of his hometown Montreal crowd. Honorable mentions: Steve Rogers, starting and winning pitcher of the ¿82 game ¿ Tim Raines, whose two-out triple in the top of the 13th inning drove home the only runs of the ¿87 game at Oakland ¿ Ken Hill, and , each of whom played a big part in helping the NL to an 8-7 win in 1994.

NEW YORK METS

One of the poster children of those swaggering of the 1980¿s, Dwight Gooden gets our nod as the all-time Amazin¿s All-Star ¿ an extremely tough call over the nine-time rep, Tom Seaver. Gooden appeared in four All-Star Games as a Met, including the 1984 game in which he threw two shutout innings and struck out the side ¿ all at the young age of 19. Dr. K. was the starting pitcher for the NL in both the ¿86 and ¿88 games, but lost both times when he surrendered homers to Lou Whitaker and Terry Steinbach, respectively. Honorable mentions: The Franchise, Tom Seaver, was 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA over his nine All-Star innings as a Met ¿ Jon Matlack, a two-time All-Star, was a co-MVP and the winning pitcher in 1975 after throwing two shutout innings ¿ Lee Mazzilli was the MVP of the NL¿s 7-6 win in 1979, hitting a game-tying pinch-hit home run in the 8th inning and walking with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth. ¿ Sid Fernandez notched a save in 1987.

NEW YORK YANKEES

There¿s no other option than to give this one to the Great Bambino, Babe Ruth. Sure, Ruth is a legend and a member of the first Hall-of-Fame class, but what qualifies him for this award is that he was the very fabric of the All-Star Game. The greatest star of his time, it was Ruth¿s presence that really made this idea fly ¿ everyone packed the seats to see what the Babe would do, and he wouldn¿t disappoint. Ruth belted a two-run homer off of NL starter Bill Hallahan to lead the American League past their rivals in the first-ever All-Star Game. ¿We wanted to see the Babe," Hallahan was quoted as saying, according to Baseball-Almanac.com. ¿Sure, he was old and had a big waistline, but that didn't make any difference. We were on the same field as Babe Ruth.¿ Honorable Mentions: We hate to relegate these guys to runner-up status, but here goes ¿ Joe DiMaggio had a single, a double and three RBI in the ¿49 game, offsetting his 0-for-5 with two errors in the ¿36 show ¿ Lefty Gomez started the first five All-Star Games, winning four of them ¿ Lou Gehrig homered and had four RBI in the 1937 game ¿ Mickey Mantle cracked a three-run homer in ¿55 and two more in ¿56 ¿ Yogi Berra¿s two-run shot in the second game of 1959 proved to be the AL¿s decisive blow ¿ had three hits, two RBI and scored a run in winning the 2000 All-Star MVP award.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Back when the A¿s called the City of Brotherly Love home, Jimmie Foxx was the team¿s most recognizable slugger, and he showed off in the 1935 All-Star Game by cracking a two-run homer in the first inning. Foxx led the AL to victory that day by adding a run-scoring single to finish with three RBI, all the while playing the unfamiliar position of third base in deference to the ¿ Lou Gehrig. Honorable Mentions: Bobby Shantz, on his way to a 24-7 record in 1952, struck out Whitey Lockman, Jackie Robinson and Stan Musial in the only inning he pitched ¿ Reggie Jackson clubbed a monster 520-foot homer off of Dock Ellis in the 1971 All-Star Game at Tiger Stadium ¿ Bill Caudill struck out the side in the seventh inning of the 1984 game at Candlestick Park ¿ Rickey Henderson scored the AL¿s only run of the ¿85 game at the Metrodome on a George Brett sacrifice fly ¿ Terry Steinbach¿s third-inning homer and fourth-inning sacrifice fly led the AL to victory in 1988 ¿ Dennis Eckersley recorded saves in the 1988, 1990 and 1991 All-Star Games.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

The have had their share of All-Star Game dramatics, but for lasting effect, we give the award to Johnny Callison, who hit a walkoff three-run homer off of Dick Radatz in the 1964 game at Shea Stadium to lift the NL to a thrilling 7-4 win. The NL had entered the inning trailing 4-3, but Willie Mays scored the tying run before Callison¿s swing sent the stunned AL squad to the showers. Honorable Mentions: Greg Luzinski hit a two-run shot off of Jim Palmer in 1977 to help the NL to a 7-5 win at Yankee Stadium ¿ Mike Schmidt cracked a two-run shot off of Rollie Fingers in 1981 to lead the NL to a 5-4 win ¿ Steve Bedrosian gunned down Dave Winfield in 1987 trying to score in the ninth inning, preserving a 0-0 tie in a game that the NL would win in 13 innings.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

It¿d be hard to pick anyone other than the Steel City¿s favorite adopted son, Roberto Clemente, for this award. Clemente was a true star among stars, and made his presence felt by lacing a game-winning single in the bottom of the tenth inning at San Francisco in 1961, then led the NL hit attack with three safeties in the ¿62 contest at Washington. Honorable Mentions: Vince DiMaggio singled, tripled and homered in the ¿43 game ¿ Arky Vaughan homered twice in the NL¿s 7-5 loss in 1941, tying Ted Williams¿ All-Star record ¿ Ralph Kiner belted a long homer in the ninth inning of 1950¿s game to knot the contest at 3-3, and slugged a two-run shot in the ¿51 game ¿ Bill Madlock¿s two-run single in the 1975 All-Star Game proved to be the difference in the NL¿s 6-3 win ¿ Dave Parker earned MVP honors in 1979 with two outfield assists, including gunning down Brian Downing representing the tying run.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Stan Musial rose to the top as the Cardinal¿s all-time All-Star performer, logging 20 hits in his 63 at-bats ¿ a .317 average. His six homers, including a game-winner on the first pitch he saw in the 12th inning of the 1955 game, are an All-Star record. ¿Stan the Man¿ also belted two longballs in the 1956 game at Washington. Honorable Mentions: Dizzy Dean threw three perfect innings as the NL¿s starter in 1936, the NL¿s first win ¿ Red Schoendist homered in the 14th inning of the 1950 game at Comiskey Park, the NL¿s first-ever win in an AL park ¿ Enos Slaughter made a running, tumbling catch of a Harvey Kuenn drive in the 1953 game at Crosley Field, and also contributed two hits, two RBI and two runs in the game ¿ Ken Boyer went 3-for-5 with a RBI, a run scored and three fine defensive plays in the ¿56 game.

SAN DIEGO PADRES

While you might think of Tony Gwynn as the quintessential All-Star, it was the dapper first baseman Steve Garvey who was a big part of a pair of back-to-back NL wins. He bowled over catcher Lance Parrish at the plate in the ¿84 game to give the NL a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and his two-out single in the third inning of the ¿85 game scored Tommy Herr from second base, giving the NL a 3-1 lead. Honorable mention: Credit is also due to pitcher LaMarr Hoyt, who was the winning pitcher and the MVP of the ¿85 game at the Metrodome. Hoyt hurled three innings, allowing one run, to kick off a 6-1 NL win.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Nobody dominated the All-Star Game like the Say Hey Kid, Willie Mays. Over his 24 All-Star appearances, Mays batted .307 and collected 23 hits, including three homers, three triples and two doubles. Mays¿ All-Star accomplishments could put some players¿ regular season stats to shame. Let¿s see, there were the two homers in the ¿56 game, three hits in both of the 1960 games, two RBI, two steals and two runs scored in 1963, plus a spectacular catch against the center-field fence to rob Joe Pepitone of extra bases, he walked, stole and scored to tie the ¿64 All-Star Game at Shea Stadium in the ninth inning, a 415-foot homer and a leaping backhanded catch of outfielder Jimmie Hall¿s drive in the 1965 game. Believe it or not, there was even more, but the case has been made. Honorable Mentions: Carl Hubbell¿s 1934 outing was one that continues to live on in All-Star lore. With two runners on and nobody out, Hubbell struck out ¿ in succession ¿ Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx. Then, for good measure, Hubbell blew away Al Simmons and Joe Cronin to make it five in a row. He also threw three shutout innings in 1936 ¿ Willie McCovey led the NL to a 9-3 win in 1969 at Washington with two homers and three RBI ¿ hit a three-run homer in 1998, adding some respect to the NL¿s 13-8 loss.

SEATTLE MARINERS

With his recent struggles to stay healthy, it¿s sometimes easy to forget how dominant a player Ken Griffey, Jr. was in his prime. Those athletic accomplishments were on display to the world in the 1992 All-Star Game, where Griffey contributed three hits, including a home run, two runs scored and two RBI, to the American League¿s 13-6 victory effort at San Diego¿s Jack Murphy Stadium. Griffey, now an 11-time All-Star, locked up the MVP award for that game, and sparked talk of his being the greatest centerfielder of all-time ¿ even when compared with greats like Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. At the time, it was tough to argue. In 1992, the sky was the limit for young Griffey. Honorable Mention: threw two innings of no-hit ball in the 1995 All-Star Game, but it¿s the 1997 contest that was most memorable. In that game, Johnson lost control of his scorching 100-mph-plus fastball and wound up firing it in the general direction of ¿s head. A stunned Walker quickly switched batters boxes.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

There¿s slim pickings here (? No thanks) but we¿ll give the nod to outfielder , who legged out a double, stole a base and scored a run in last year¿s 12-inning tie at Miller Park. Things might have been different if Jose Canseco ¿ elected as a starter ¿ hadn¿t been injured in 1999, or if the AL had picked a replacement for injured in 2001, but for now, Winn is it.

TEXAS RANGERS

Nolan Ryan was always a marvel to watch, but especially in the days when he was striking out hitters who hadn¿t even been born when he was a rookie with the ¿ and doing so with ease. The Ryan Express fired two shutout innings in the 1989 game at Anaheim, becoming the oldest (42) winning pitcher in All-Star Game history when the AL locked down a 5-3 victory. Honorable Mention: ¿s two-run double to right-center off of Cincinnati¿s Rob Dibble accounted for the only runs scored in the 1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field, earning Franco the game¿s MVP honors.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Pitcher Dave Steib was a familiar face around the All-Star festivities n the 1980s, representing MLB¿s neighbors north of the border. Steib appeared in seven All-Star Games (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990) for Toronto, garnering a win with a three-inning start (1 R, 0 ER) in the ¿83 contest and closing out the ¿81 game with 1-2/3 innings of scoreless relief. In his final All-Star appearance, Steib shut ¿em down again, throwing two hitless innings in ¿90 and striking out one. Bryan Hoch is a contributing writer to FOXSports.com. He can be contacted at bryanhoch@yahoo.com.
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